Here’s the Best (Low-Lift) Kitchen Project, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

published Feb 24, 2024
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Your zodiac sign can govern so much about your personality — so why not use it as an excuse to revamp your kitchen? The space is often the heart of the home, and for as much time as we spend there, it’s time to reflect on how who you are can even better align with your kitchen (astrologically, of course). I spoke to astrologer Rowan Oliver to get their insight on what each sign should do to upgrade their kitchen in a way that jives with their personality. Here’s what they had to say.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Paint your cabinets

We know you’re bold and energetic, Aries, and boring beige cabinets just won’t cut it in your kitchen. Grab a few paint samples and get creative! How about a different color for every cabinet? Or a paint duo — one for the doors and one for the construction. Here’s the best kitchen cabinet color for every zodiac sign.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Start a kitchen herb garden

Taurus, you have a natural green thumb. Why not start an herb garden on your kitchen patio, balcony, or windowsill? Accent it with string lighting and cozy patio furniture to create a cute and comfy space for your garden to flourish.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Install shelving

Running out of space for all of your decorative dishes and small appliances, Gemini? Install some floating shelves to showcase your collections in style! Pick shelves that are easy to remove and adjust, so you can change up your space whenever the mood strikes.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Swap out light bulbs or fixtures

You need your space to feel like home, Cancer, and those harsh overhead lights aren’t helping! Replace those light fixtures with more stylish lighting alternatives, or switch over to decorative lamps and bulbs with warm, comfortable hues.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): Replace blinds with curtains

Leos, you want to project a stunning version of yourself to the world. Aren’t you tired of looking at those flimsy, basic blinds? Swap them for some new, colorful curtains or shades to brighten your kitchen in a way that’s uniquely you.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Add a peel-and-stick backsplash

You love a project, Virgo, and that kitchen backsplash isn’t going to decorate itself. If you can’t permanently change your space, you can at least upgrade it. Choose backsplash patterns and colors that complement each other (and the rest of your kitchen!) for a put-together and aesthetically pleasing space.

Libra (September 23 – October 22): Upgrade your pantry space

Are you sick of your pantry not having the balance you know it deserves, Libra? Take out that generic shelving and replace it with something more fun, like a few bookshelves with adjustable shelving. It’s perfect for organizing your non-perishables and storage items exactly how you like them. Add some baskets, too, for loose items to try to strike the right mix of clean and chaos that makes you feel at home.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Install window privacy film

Scorpios, you know you’re pretty private. Embrace that with some window privacy film. They’re peel-and-stick, so you can cover kitchen windows that face out to the street with something that’s easy to remove. Plus, we all know chefs never reveal their recipes — so it’s an elegant way to keep your cooking secrets to yourself while still getting plenty of natural light.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Add more storage space

Sagittarius, you need plenty of space to roam and can’t stand feeling cramped in, especially when you’re working with a small kitchen. Furniture with hidden storage can open up your space and reduce clutter. Choose pieces that can take over for busy countertops, like a bar cart.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Divide up your space

If you live in a home built in the last 20 years, you probably have an open-concept kitchen. But Capricorn, we know you like to have structure and privacy, so it’s time to divide up that kitchen. Put a screen divider up (or add a wall if you can) to separate any dining area from the cooking space. It’ll create a sense of structure throughout and increase your design options, while giving you the sense of security and privacy you crave.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Upcycle old furniture

Don’t throw out those old stools or baker’s rack, Aquarius — do what you do best and repurpose them into something new! Upcycle furniture you’re not using anymore into something unique to decorate your kitchen — like using the stool seats as canvas for some herb paintings — while reducing waste and improving efficiency in your space. 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Create a kitchen sanctuary

Nature is your zen space, Pisces, so bring that aesthetic into your kitchen. Paint the walls calming aqua shades, and add some ivy or succulents to the windowsills and counters. And don’t forget to swap out to energy-efficient appliances to protect the outdoor world you love!